Brandon Weatherz: Wet and warm Wednesday

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Our Wednesday begins wet with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rain is possible. This early round tapers off from west to east through the morning. We look north near Koochiching County in the late afternoon and evening for a return of showers and thunderstorms. An isolated storm here may be capable of 1” hail and damaging wind gusts. Tonight’s rain stays mostly along and north of the international border. There’s a low chance for showers and thunderstorms to pop up Thursday afternoon and evening. As of this morning, a low chance for rain continues Friday and Saturday, but the better chance for a wet Minnesota Fishing Opener is trending south of the Northland.

Temperatures are warm again today with highs in the mid-70s for areas away from Lake Superior. Similar to yesterday, a light east wind will allow for a temperature difference of close to 20 degrees from the Duluth International Airport to Canal Park. We stay mild tonight with lows in upper 40s to mid-50s under partly cloudy skies. Patchy fog may develop. Thursday will be another summery day with a south wind trying to spread the warmth down the hill in the Twin Ports. Duluth should officially hit 70 for the first time this year. A stronger lake wind will return Friday, but inland communities will be back in low to upper 70s. Saturday will have an east wind around 20 mph and cloudy skies. Mother’s Day begins a dry stretch with a breezy east wind lingering.

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High 66. E wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 70%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with patchy fog. Low 49. SE wind 2-8 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny with an isolated thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. High 71. SSE wind 2-8 mph. Chance of rain: 20%

Tomorrow night: Cloudy with a chance for showers. Low 50. E wind 2-8 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Friday: Cloudy and breezy with areas of fog and a chance for showers. High 60. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Saturday: Cloudy and windy with a chance for showers. High 52. E wind 15-25 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Sunday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 59. ENE wind 10-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and warm. High 71. WNW wind 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 62. NNW wind 10-15 mph.